My feeling of depression does not stem from the fact that we are 3-7. It stems from our method of reaching that record. These players are not the problem. Carson, his crew of receivers, the D-line, among other role players proved that they could ball last year. It's hard to deny that we would have been 10-6 with a good defensive coordinator and less injuries. However, that is the past. Sundays in the fall used to be my favorite time of the year. Now I watch Raiders games expecting the worse and totally numb to anything negative. I just stare at the TV screen, softly shaking my head. I'm sure many of you feel the same way.
The systematic failure of this organization makes me sick to my stomach. I was totally in favor of giving DA a pass for this season because he is a rookie. Then I thought about it further and said to myself, "Why does he truly deserve a pass?". Other than eliminating penalties (big whoop), I cannot name anything positive he has done. He chose aligned himself with terrible coaches, switched to a ZBS, consistently fails to make half-time adjustments, and looks like an emotionless empty vessel on the sidelines. He has not shown me one reason why he should remain head coach. It pisses me off that Mark Davis will keep him just because he is "under contract". So what! If someone isn't doing their job (and not showing signs that they can even do their job) Mark should cut him loose. There is no sense of urgency for our crippled organization.
If I had a crystal ball when I was five I would have never selected to be an Oakland Raiders fan. I realize I don't sound like a true fan but seriously, think about it. This organization will not sniff the playoffs for the next 4-5 years until there are major changes. It is a tough pill to swallow but it is very true. We literally do not have one cornerstone of our team laid out for the next 3-4 years. Carson is doing phenomenal given the circumstances, but he'll be retiring in 2-3 years. This means that even if we do start improving, we are going to need to take the lumps of having a rookie QB which will stall our progress for a few years. And don't even get me started on the crap excuse for a football stadium we have.
This team needs to move to LA, hire Gruden, and actually piece together some solid personnel in our front office. I see many 5-11 years in our near future. We will not rise again to power until we have a solid coach, formidable GM, and franchise pieces at positions that actually matter (QB, LT, DE, MLB). Thank you, Kucharik out.